A. Taylor Harvie, III
The Amelia County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce that we have selected Armistead Taylor Harvey, III as the new County Administrator. Mr. Harvie is a lifelong resident of this community who served on the Board of Supervisors from 1992 to 2005. He is currently the owner and operator of Coverly Farm in the County and operates Coverly Company, a real estate appraisal firm.
While a member of the Amelia County Board of Supervisors, Mr. Harvie helped develop standards for the operation and monitoring of the Maplewood Landfill and served for 14 years as a member of the Landfill Advisory Committee. He has served on the Heartland Regional Council. While serving on the Amelia County Board of Supervisors, he was a part of the building of a new elementary school, a renovation and addition to the middle school, and the conversion of the former Amelia County High School building into county offices. He was instrumental in the development of the county utilities system and created a helped staff the County Parks and Recreation Department.
Mr. Harvie currently serves as the chairman of the Amelia County Electoral Board and is a former board member of the Richmond Red Cross and the Saint Francis Hospital Advisory Board. He is married to Pamela Anderson Harvie and is the father of three children and the legal guardian of two other children. He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Amelia.
His employment was approved by the Amelia County Board of Supervisors at their January 19th meeting. Mr. Harvie will begin his work for Amelia on February 1st.
Franklin D. Harris, Chairman of the Amelia County Board of Supervisors made the following comment concerning Mr. Harvie`s appointment : “ After a search lasting for five months, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the County will be best served by appointing one of our long time residents , Mr. Taylor Harvie, III, as our next administrator. The Board feels that Mr. Harvie has a unique combination of government experience and local knowledge to lead this community. We know that the Amelia community will join us in welcoming Mr. Harvie to his new position and work with him and us to move this community forward in this difficult economy. “
Posted on: 03/20/2014 04:24 PM
March 19, 2014 - Board of Supervisors Meeting Report
Regular Board Meeting –7:00 pm in the General District Courtroom
The Meeting opened with an Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.
The Meeting Agenda was approved as presented.
The Board approved minutes of the February 19, 2014, regular board meeting.
The Board approved the February Revenue Summary, Expenditure Summary Report, and the AP Check Register.
Sheriff Walker gave an update on a previous request to purchase computers for the department’s patrol cars. He discussed two different options to finance the computers. He stated the old computers are usable and suitable for use by another department such as the Fire Department.
The Board approved a grant in the amount of $150,000 that was awarded to the Sheriff’s office for replacement of the current E911 telephone system.
David Whitaker, Director of Community Development, presented the monthly status report of VDOT activities in Amelia County. Road work has been slow due to the bad weather and will resume as soon as weather improves. Progress is being made on the Route 609 Bridge and will probably finish ahead of schedule. He discussed the Six-Year Plan and stated there is more money in the plan this year than expected.
Justine Young, Executive Director of Piedmont Senior Resources, gave a presentation and provided handouts on the many services that Piedmont Senior Resources provides for persons 60 years of age and older.
Carla Cave, Finance Director, gave a presentation on the FY15 County Budget.
A Public Hearing was held to approve a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $536,904. A second appropriation in the amount of $98,369 was presented during the public hearing but was not part of the Public Hearing.
Mathew Brown spoke during the comment period for the public hearing. He is a school teacher and a resident in District 3. He was very concerned on how leftover funds in the School’s Budget could be and would be used. He asked the supervisors follow up on the remaining funds to see how they were being used.
Following the comment period, the Board of Supervisors approved both appropriations for a total of $635,273.
The Board appointed Jane Barnard as a representative of District 3 to a new two year term on the Amelia Day Committee.
No one spoke during the citizens public comment period.
The Board agreed to support three different agencies in their efforts to obtain funding from the Department of Housing and Community Development to be the local provider of the Weatherization Assistance Program. Letters of support will be sent to STEPS, Telamon Corporation and project:Homes.
Applications were approved for: 1) Amelia Day Kickoff to be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 from
7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Joe H. Paulette Memorial Park, 2) Amelia Day Festival to be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 3) Relay for Life to be held on April 26, 2014 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Joe H. Paulette Memorial Park.
Ray York, Director of Environmental Resources, provided an update on the Pro’s and Con’s of County Management of the Stormwater Management Program.
The Board rejected a funding request from the Buckingham Cattleman’s Association (BCA) noting that Amelia County has its own cattleman’s association and currently does not have any members in the BCA.
Under the Consent Agenda it was reported that the Waste Management Host Fee Check for the Month of February $57,833.55. This was an increase from the $43,183.20 payment in January.
A letter was given to the Board from VACo (Virginia Association of Counties) indicating that Supervisor Judy Jones was appointed to the 2014 VACo Health and Human Resources Committee.
The Amelia County Animal Shelter was recently featured in an article titled Worth Watching – Amelia County VA for their hard work and continuing efforts to save the many animals that pass through the shelter each and every year.
A letter of complaint, signed by several local citizens, was given to the Board regarding service problems with Comcast. The Board agreed to look into the matter.
During the comment period for Supervisors, District #1 Supervisor Jim Bennett expressed his appreciation to the citizens in the audience for their attendance. District #2 Supervisor Judy Jones discussed Piedmont Senior Resources request for funding. She stated that a small donation from the Counties it serves allows them to go above and beyond what their funds allow them to do and asked the Board to give consideration to their request during the budget process. She stated that Crossroads Community Services Board is aware there will be funding cuts to their programs. She stated they have expanded services in Amelia County with some remodeling and as a result, will be adding an onsite child and adolescent psychiatrist. She stated there is an increase in their funding request and asked that the Board give consideration to the request. District #3 Supervisor Ralph Whitaker expressed appreciation to the many citizens who serve on various committees and organizations. District #4 Supervisor Carroll Barnard asked the Board and County Administration to make an effort to resolve the hunt club issue on Richmond Road. District #5 Supervisor Frank Harris had no comment.
There being no further business to discuss, the March 19, 2014 meeting was continued to April 4, 2014 at 9:00 am in the conference room of the County Administrator’s office.
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